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  1. 30 July 2016

    Trampolines

    Trampolines pose a number of safety risks, particularly if not properly maintained. Make sure your trampoline is in good condition and features safety padding and a safety net. About trampolines Risks and injuries Buying tips Safe use Related news Related publications About trampolines Trampolines consist of a strong, stretched fabric attached with springs to a metal frame. They're available with …
  2. 12 April 2016

    Think Safety First - Trampolines

    Date published:  12 Apr 2016 PDF (112.45 KB) Listen to PDF A trampoline can be lots of fun, especially for young children. Before your child plays on a trampoline... Product category Trampolines think safety first - trampolines …
  3. 18 November 2015

    SA: Warning on trampoline safety as injury numbers rise

    Published:  18 Nov 2015 South Australians are being reminded of the importance of trampoline safety in the lead up to summer. Business Services and Consumers Minister Gail Gago said at the time of year when parents are thinking about possible Christmas presents, while trampolines can be fun for children, people need be aware of safety issues. “More than 3,000 trampoline-related injuries are report …
  4. 16 November 2015

    QLD: Keep the bounce in your backyard this summer

    Published:  16 Nov 2015 Fair Trading Executive Director Brian Bauer said trampolines used safely were a fun and entertaining way for the whole family to spend time together. “Take care with maintenance and make sure you teach your children the safe way to use trampolines,” Mr Bauer said. “Most trampolines will have been sitting in the backyard over winter, exposed to wind and rain. Now is the time …
  5. 9 November 2015

    Trampoline safety – It's flippin' important

    Published:  9 Nov 2015 An estimated eight kids a day are injured by trampolines in Australia, and hundreds of Australian children are taken to hospital every year for trampoline-related injuries. Don’t let your trampoline spring a nasty surprise. The ACCC, Kidsafe and state consumer protection agencies have teamed up with Olympian trampolinist Blake Gaudry to help parents and carers keep trampolin …
  6. 7 October 2013

    Trampoline safety—it’s flippin’ important

    Date published:  7 Oct 2013 PDF (579.19 KB) Listen to PDF Word (136.5 KB) Hundreds of Australian children are taken to hospital every year for trampoline-related injuries such as cuts, sprains and fractures. Follow the steps in this fact card to help keep your trampoline safe. Product category Recreation Trampolines trampoline safety—it’s flippin’ important …
  7. 4 October 2013

    Product Safety Week 2013

    Published:  4 Oct 2013 Product Safety Week is on during 7–14 October 2013, with activities happening around Australia and online to raise awareness about making safe, buying safe and using safe products. There's something for everyone during Product Safety Week – consumers and businesses alike: parents, kids, safety experts, compliance professionals, small, medium and big businesses, and anyone el …
  8. 4 June 2013

    Draft voluntary standard on trampolines – open for public consultation

    Published:  4 Jun 2013 Standards Australia has published for public comment its draft revision of Australian Standard AS 4989-2006 Trampolines–Safety aspects. This consultation is part of the review of the voluntary Australian Standard. The ACCC has been considering the case for regulation of the supply of trampolines via a mandatory safety standard. If a safety standard were to be developed, it m …
  9. 21 March 2013

    ACCC jumps on unsafe trampoline practices

    Published:  21 Mar 2013 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning parents and carers about safe trampoline use after a recent survey showed that injuries are common. The study of over 650 people was conducted by Kidsafe Western Australia on behalf of the ACCC. Nearly 40 per cent of survey respondents stated that their own child had being injured on a trampoline or they were awa …
  10. 17 February 2013

    Trampoline safety in Australia

    Date published:  17 Feb 2013 PDF (1.31 MB) Listen to PDF In February 2013, the ACCC commissioned consumer research on trampoline use in Australia. The study targeted parents with at least one child 15 years old or younger, where the child either currently has access to a trampoline or had access to a trampoline in the past but does not anymore (either at home, a friend’s house or relative’s house …